Rosemary Salt

Not only is it a delicious condiment and seasoning, Rosemary Salt is also great as a gift. And the best part… it is ready in about an hour.

glass jar of seasoned salt and fresh rosemary


What is It?

Rosemary salt is nothing more than a simple salt blend with salt crystals infused with fresh rosemary.

I like to use coarse kosher salt, but any coarse sea salt will work. A finer texture works, but since rosemary salt is best for finishing, a coarser salt is the best pick.

overhead of rosemary salt in a food processor

What do you Use It On?

Use it on anything you’d use regular salt on, but more for finishing and seasoning than cooking.

  • Steaks
  • Chicken
  • Pork
  • Grilled or Roast Vegetables
  • Potatoes
  • Eggs
  • Salads
  • Potatoes
rosemary salt drying on a rimmed baking sheet

How to Make

Making it is just as easy although you do need one special appliance, a small food processor. I use this bad boy more than any other small appliance (or large) in my kitchen. It chops, minces, blends and whisks.

coarse salt and fresh rosemary

For something like this you need a high velocity to really get all the natural oils and juices out of the rosemary leaves into the salt.

It you don’t have one and are totally opposed, using a mortar and pestle will also work, but take a lot more time. Make sure to finely mince fresh rosemary before starting to grind.

overhead of rosemary salt in a glass jar with a spoon
  1. Remove leaves from stems of fresh rosemary. Discard the browner ones, using vibrant green. Discard any woody pieces or ends.
  2. Place into a food processor along with your salt. I used a coarse grain Kosher salt.
  3. Pulse and grind until the salt is fine, rosemary is in small bits and the mixture is a pale seafoam green and a little wet like sand.
  4. Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet or plate and spread out into a thin layer to dry. Dry at room temperature. Some recipes suggest heating in the oven to speed up the process, but this tends to brown the salt and alter flavor.
  5. When dry, about 1-2 hours, transfer to storage containers.
spoon of dried rosemary salt

Storage & Shelf Life

Salt is a naturally antimicrobial so even seasoned salt will last a very long time before going bad or developing mold. Make sure it is good and dry before packaging.

rosemary salt on a wood cutting board

I prefer to use a plastic airtight container or glass jar. If you are making these as gifts, a glass jar from your local craft store is always a good presentation. Attach a little note with the name and ideas for usage.

Store in a dry, cool place for up to a year (if it was adequately dried).

long pin of dried rosemary salt
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close up of a jar of rosemary salt

Rosemary Salt

4.38 from 8 votes
Not only is it a delicious condiment and seasoning, Rosemary Salt is also great as a gift. And the best part… it is ready in about an hour.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Drying Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves , woody pieces and stems removed
  • 1/2 cup coarse kosher salt


  • Place rosemary and salt into a small food processor, pulse until the salt is fine, rosemary is minced and it resembles wet sand.
    ingredients for rosemary salt
  • Transfer to a baking sheet or plate and spread into a thin layer.
    sheet pan of rosemary salt
  • Allow to air dry for 1-2 hours.
  • Transfer to an airtight container for storage.
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was in the comments or ratings.


Calories: 5 kcal, Carbohydrates: 1 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 56588 mg, Fiber: 1 g, Vitamin A: 117 IU, Vitamin C: 1 mg, Calcium: 48 mg, Iron: 1 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 5
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade seasoned salt, rosemary salt
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close up of rosemary salt
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Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and food lover behind Savory Experiments. She is obsessed with butter, salt and bacon and spends all her time in the kitchen and behind a camera. Jessica is a contributor to PopKitchen by Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal Food + Travel and more!

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  1. 5 stars
    This is the perfect finishing touch for all my foodie friends holiday baskets – not to mention the perfect finishing touch on their meals! Thanks!

  2. 5 stars
    I never tried rosemary salt. Such a smart and easy recipe. I love the flavor of rosemary, need to try your recipe! Thanks for sharing this idea!

  3. 5 stars
    Such a delicious seasoning – it has such an incredible flavour! I love the idea of gifting it too, especially as we are heading into the festive season.